Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival - coming soon!

Staff at WCCLS and at WCCLS member libraries have been working hard for months now to bring you the Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival. It's coming soon - in four weeks - and we are excited about the great storytellers and events coming to Washington County this year.

Kirk Waller
You can see the entire festival schedule at the Hearing Voices page. There are thirteen performances throughout the festival, with performances by four professional storytellers - Tim Tingle, Kirk Waller, Habiba Addo, and Leslie Slape. The festival kicks off on April 7th, and wraps up on April 14th.
Leslie Slape
Tales told at the festival cover a rich range of experience and geography. The performers will share stories from Russia and West Africa, and some from closer to home as well, including legends from the South and traditional Native American tales.

Hearing Voices will also include some opportunities to share your own stories with others. Tim Tingle will host a storytelling workshop and a community-wide story swap

Tim Tingle
The grand finale event of the festival will feature all four storytellers performing at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. Find the schedule of all the storytelling events at the Hearing Voices page.

Habiba Addo
The festival performances are designed for the enjoyment of adults and children ages 6 and up, unless otherwise noted. We look forward to seeing you at the events coming up in April!

We want to thank the sponsors whose support helps us bring this great festival to Washington County residents. Hearing Voices is supported in part by grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council and each of the local Friends of the Library organizations representing WCCLS member libraries, with additional in-kind services provided by Pamplin MediaGroup, Courtyard by Marriott, ProGraphics Services, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, Recology, Stash Tea and the Portland Storytellers’ Guild. Thanks to all!